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Over the last two years — since the New York Times introduced its 1619 Project  to "reframe the country's history" around the consequences of slavery — something called "Critical Race Theory" has become the new football in the never-ending political struggle to control the content of K-12 education in America.

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RALEIGH — A Republican congressman from North Carolina would expand school choice for students across the nation facing mask mandates or classroom instruction based on Critical Race Theory.

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Friday, 17 September 2021 12:37

OPINON: Cooper's all in on critical race theory

Even in North Carolina, the rejection of fundamental American principles thunders ahead. The proof? Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed an anti-critical race theory bill on Sept. 10. If one reads the text, it’s hard to imagine political leaders opposing these principles a few years ago. Simply put, the bill works to reinforce the American tenets of equality and our E Pluribus Unum motto.

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Thursday, 02 September 2021 11:50

N.C. lawmakers send anti-indoctrination bill to Cooper

RALEIGH — One of the most hotly debated bills of the legislative section cleared its final hurdle Wednesday, Sept. 1, and now heads to Gov. Roy Cooper, who could add the measure to his growing list of vetoes.

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Nearly six decades ago, Martin Luther King, Jr. fought for a better world, imploring us to judge others by “the content of their character.” He offered a vision of an America that united people across racial, political, and economic lines — a vision that we can all believe in.

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RALEIGH — Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson in March announced the launch of a task force to address growing concern grew among public school parents about political and cultural indoctrination in the classroom, specifically related to Critical Race Theory.

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Thursday, 22 July 2021 12:25

OPINION: The GOP's new best friend

I’m so tired of the Critical Race Theory debate. I’ve been hearing a version of it all my life. It’s just more dog whistles designed to scare and  motivate the GOP’s White, predominantly rural base. In the past, Black men were going to take White women. Then, they were going to take White neighborhoods. Jesse Helms said they were going to take White jobs. Now, they are going to take White history. It’s just exhausting listening to all the hyperbole and self-serving, self-righteousness coming from Republican leaders in need of a racial wedge issue. 

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Like much of the nation, North Carolina has a civics and history crisis. Yet, it may be even worse than thought in North Carolina after a Fordham Institute study gave the state a “D-” grade for civics and an “F” for history. Even more troubling for many educators and curriculum designers across the state is that most of the Southeast held up favorably when the scores were released.

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RALEIGH — The exclusive teaching of Critical Race Theory in public school classrooms would be outlawed under a bill making its way through the N.C. Senate.

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WINSTON-SALEM — Lei Zhang says he moved from his home country for a reason, and it wasn’t a trivial one.

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